Salem's Riverfront Carousel

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Seniors


101 Front St. NESalem, OR 97301 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The vision of Salem's Riverfront Carousel is to touch the hearts, spark the imaginations and ignite the creative spirits of a broad spectrum of volunteers by creating a work of art that will stand as a historical landmark and an enduring symbol of community pride and cooperation. The mission of Salem's Riverfront Carousel is to enhance the quality of life in the Willamette Valley by invigorating community cohesiveness, fostering cultural and educational opportunities, creating a living history, and increasing tourism.


A Volunteer sells tokens to ride the Carousel.

A Volunteer operates the Carousel.

A Volunteer assists with purchases in the Gift Gallery.

A Volunteer answers questions about the history of the Carousel.

A Volunteer carves and continuously restores the Carousel horses.

A Volunteer assists with parties and events.

A Volunteer is transformed into the Carousel Mascot "Rusty".

A Volunteer assists with various administrative projects.


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